While the Indian Industry is well prepared and equipped for implementation of stricter health and safety protocols as revealed by 96% of the CEOs polled, stringent implementation of safety norms was opined to be better than the option of partial lockdowns by 93% of the CEOs polled.
Looking at ways to mitigate the impact of the restrictions, several CEOs, about 67% of those polled expressed their desire to work with the Government for mass vaccination of eligible workforce who are 45 years and above. While 57% of the companies expressed the need to stock raw materials in excess of Just-in-time levels to meet any likely shortage of raw materials, about 31% of the industry leaders said that they would accommodate their labour force in the factory in case of movement restrictions due to night curfew.
More than 60% of the CEOs suggested that the Government should allow movement of workers in all shifts during night curfews and also free movement of goods along with the required personnel to facilitate the movement of goods. This should be allowed with all workers and industry staff strictly following all health and safety protocols.
Over 1000 member companies/ employees will take to social media with a two pronged messaging –
It is critical to be vaccinated if one is eligible and there is absolutely no cause for vaccine hesitancy. #Jaan hain to Jahaan Hai
Every responsible citizen must adhere to wearing masks, sanitising frequently and maintaining adequate social distance both pre and post vaccination.